Animals are a hit on senior project night

Staff writer

A ferret, two large dogs, and a goat were among the senior projects presented Thursday and Friday at Centre High School by students in Jennifer Montgomery’s senior English class.

Karl Riffel presented facts about producing goats and showed how he prepares a goat for show.

“Clipping a goat is an art,” he said. “You can make a good goat look bad if you don’t do it right.”

Tanner Peterson showed two English Mastiff dogs, Noah and Ursa, owned mostly by Alicia Towey and kept at her country home near Burdick. The large breed can grow to weigh as much as 200 pounds.

Peterson built a large whelping box for the female. He and Towey plan to sell the puppies she produces.

“English Mastifs are not as aggressive as some might think,” he said.

Nicholas Salamone purchased a ferret as his senior project. He said Serra has become his constant companion. He plans to take her with him wherever he goes after graduation. He said ferrets are descendents of European pole cats.

Other projects

Grant Srajer and Chad Mueller — built a flagstone patio at the Srajer home with a built-in fire ring.

Cacey Simons — created a recipe and experimented with producing lollipops of various flavors.

Tim Vinduska — catalogued his experience as a student assistant in football, basketball, and track and created a video of interviews with Centre coaches.

Makenzie Deines and Bryanna Svoboda — created a “Senior Savvy” project to teach senior citizens about technology.

Yvonne Calvert — explained how she rebuilt an engine for a 1965 Mustang.

Amy Makovec — created a cookbook.

Kevin Lewis — displayed his scratchboard art work.

Kyle Methvin — presented a slide show about cattle ranching.

Kaylenn Miller — presented a slide show about correctional counseling.

Ty Simons — created a family tree.

Terren Thompson — created an iMovie about weightlifting.

 

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